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Author Topic: Wired Ethernet with VL5.9  (Read 1670 times)
Martin109
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« on: March 24, 2009, 02:22:29 pm »

I successfully run my Fujitsu with a wireless connection, using a Netgear router and a Netgear USB adapter.  However, I shall be using the computer at another site where I shall probably have to use a wired connection.  When I test this with my own router, I cannot get onto the network.  Also, the socket on the back of the Fujitsu does NOT have an amber and a green light, as I would expect from an ethernet wired connection.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 04:05:41 pm »

The output from 'lspci', 'lsmod', 'ifconfig -a' would all be helpful in figuring out what's going on.
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Martin109
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 01:12:15 am »

Thanks newtor.

Can't see any reference to 'ethernet' in there, which is perhaps relevant!

Output of lspci is:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)

Output of lsmod is:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
ndiswrapper           186372  0
acpi_cpufreq            7880  0
freq_table              4768  1 acpi_cpufreq
lp                     10888  0
parport_pc             37092  1
parport                32072  2 lp,parport_pc
i915                   23296  0
drm                    74388  1 i915
snd_seq_dummy           3716  0
snd_seq_oss            32128  0
snd_seq_midi_event      7168  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48720  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          7692  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            38048  0
snd_mixer_oss          15232  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0           29980  2
snd_ac97_codec         98084  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                2944  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                69764  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              19972  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    45796  14 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               7008  1 snd
serio_raw               6276  0
snd_page_alloc          8712  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_i801                8592  0
iTCO_wdt                9640  0
i2c_core               20992  1 i2c_i801
shpchp                 30228  0
pci_hotplug            28616  1 shpchp
intel_agp              22164  1
agpgart                28108  2 drm,intel_agp
evdev                   8704  0

Output of ifconfig -a:

Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:174 (174.0 b)  TX bytes:174 (174.0 b)

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 07:59:49 am »

As you've said, there is no mention of 'ethernet' in your pci listing.  I've never been able to get a device to show up that was at least recognized, but I'm not as proficient as other folks on the board.  If it was listed then I might be able to help you get the module loaded and device configured, but I'm not sure what steps would need to be taken to first get the hardware recognized by the kernel.  It may come down to needing a new kernel, or worse Huh

Hopefully someone with more knowledge in this area comes along.  Have you tried any distros on this system that recognize the ethernet? Finding a distro that does *might* be a place to start.

Sorry, wish I could be more help.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 09:06:22 am »

As Newtor says your NIC is not detected by the kernel. The Linux kernel is usually faultless at this so therefore I suspect one of the following:

1) your NIC is disabled in your BIOS - enter your BIOS setup and enable it
2) your NIC card is not seated properly or its contacts need cleaning
3) your NIC card or chip is faulty - replace it.
4) you don't have an NIC in that computer.
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Martin109
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 11:29:51 am »

Thanks, everyone.

As I can use wireless with this machine without prolems, I am not too worried about the NIC card being out-of-action or missing.  Very useful to know the commands to explore that aspect of the system, though.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 02:26:38 pm »

If your NIC is present but just is not configured, either run netconfig in the console or go into VASM, Network, and click Netconf. It should configure your NIC if you have one.
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nightshift
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 04:15:23 pm »


  I see a modem listed but no Ethernet? are you sure you are not looking at a modem connection and not a Ethernet connection!

  Just an observation:

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